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Current towpath conditions

Was planning on heading through on bike next week, does anyone have any info on the current conditions on the towpath? A bit concerned with Florence visiting nearby.
posted Sep 11 2018 1:20PM - jess

I’ve been closely watching it for my trip coming up. It seems to me that most of the storm’s impact with be south and miss the path.
posted Sep 13 2018 8:21AM - Beth, Minneapolis

I live in Pittsburgh and just watched the local weather. They are saying it will reach the Western PA area Mon. and Tues. By looking at the current projected path it could stay west and south of the C & O Towpath. Of course hurricanes are unpredictable. So bring rain gear and be prepared to be flexible.
posted Sep 14 2018 11:59PM - Cathy, Pittsburgh

We rode from Harper’s Ferry to Williamsport and I have never seen such mud. Might be okay with mountain bikes but we had touring bikes with wider tires. Mud kept getting caked in the fenders. Not fun!
posted Sep 21 2018 10:19PM - Anonymous, Canada

Any updates on Conditions? I’m leaving from DC to Pittsburgh on the 8th self supported. Planning to arrive in Pittsburgh on the 12th. Hoping Mother Nature will cooperate.
posted Sep 28 2018 10:34AM - John McBurney, Greenville SC

Much of the towpath is is good shape but the section from beyond Shepardstown to just outside of Williamsport is darned near unridable. Certainly if you are loaded and planning a multi day tour I wouldn’t do it unless you are really experiened young and very fit
posted Oct 10 2018 8:25PM - John McBurney


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